De­signer dies.

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James Galanos, a sec­ond­gen­er­a­tion Greek-Amer­i­can fash­ion de­signer, died of nat­u­ral causes at his res­i­dence in West Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia, on Sun­day. He was 92. Galanos was best known for the made-to-mea­sure gar­ments he cre­ated for a select clien­tele that in­cluded Nancy Rea­gan. The de­signer was born in Philadel­phia in 1924 to Greek-born parents Eleni Gor­go­lia­tou and Grig­oris Galanos, who ran a restau­rant in south­ern New Jersey. He stud­ied at New York’s Trapha­gen School of Fash­ion be­fore be­com­ing as­sis­tant to Jean Louis, head cos­tume de­signer at Columbia Pic­tures in Hol­ly­wood and Swiss-born de­signer Robert Piguet in Paris. An award-win­ning de­signer, Galanos re­tired from fash­ion in 1998.

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